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2012 Emory Elliott Book Award, Reception & Book Talk Priya Srinivasan

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
  4–5 p.m.

Location: CHASS Interdisciplinary Bldg South 1113
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Category: Lecture


2012 Emory Elliott Book Award,

Reception & Book Talk

Priya Srinivasan

A groundbreaking book that seeks to understand dance as labor, Sweating Saris examines dancers not just as aesthetic bodies but as transnational migrant workers and wage earners who negotiate citizenship and gender issues.

Srinivasan merges ethnography, history, critical race theory, performance and post-colonial studies among other disciplines to investigate the embodied experience of Indian dance. The dancers’ sweat stained and soaked saris, the aching limbs are emblematic of global circulations of labor, bodies, capital, and industrial goods. Thus the sweating sari of the dancer stands in for her unrecognized labor.

Priya Srinivasan is an Associate Professor for the Department of Dance.

 Professor Srinivasan's research work explores the inter-relations between gender, immigration, diaspora, citizenship, labor, and dance in the United States and Asian diaspora.

February 19, 2013



Open to: General Public
Admission: Free
Sponsor: Center for Ideas & Society

Contact Information:
Renee DeGuire
951 827-1556